walmart schwinn cheap

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by metalliatic, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    That'un is a wallyworld schwinn too, it was only about $200.



    Venice mighta been kidding around, but if ya know what yer lookin' for - a thrift store bike could very well be far better than the walmart bikes, particularly if you live near a college. Problem would be steady availability if yer trying to start a business ofc. Prolly be easier to do the walmart bike thing with upgraded rims *shrug*
     
  2. bluethunder

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    Her you go LOL!
     

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  3. Retmachinist

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    Keep it up VB, I like your comments to people. I agree though, sometimes it comes out a bit harsh in type. Alot of times I will make a comment, then read it before I send it, and think, do I really want to send this? And then think, out what the he**.

    John
     
  4. flybytaco

    flybytaco Metal Molding Madman

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    my wallyworld cranbrook seems to have major wheel issues esp the coaster brake feels like it wants to grenade all the time so i dont ride it mind u it has 3 small rides on it
     
  5. metalliatic

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    I cant help but notice you have more then 1 schwinn jaguars you have sold. is one walmart bike better then another? is a $149 bike that much better then an $89 bike? did you replace the wheels and all the bearings before you sold them? also where can i get a front disc brake? i noticed lots of your bikes have them, they look like they have been added on. are they universal? what does it take to put on on? any welding or just bolt on?
     
  6. skipsmith

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    I got my front disk brake from pistonbike.com! I haven't put it on yet but it seems to be good quality!

    I think I may have said this before: I would not trust for a moment the tires and wheels on my walmart bike. I changed mine before I even started the project.......I'm also doing some mods to the frame so by the time I'm done about the only thing that will be from walmart is part of the frame. For me it was a good starting point and thats about it.
    .duh.
     
  7. metalliatic

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    pistonbikes does not have any brake parts now.
     
  8. skipsmith

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    write them an email cause I got mine last week.....I'm trying to make the caliper work on a springer fork
     
  9. andy b.

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    I hope you guys don't mind me calling back up some older threads. As I'm searching and find an interesting thread with a new question, I figure I may as well just keep adding to the existing thread.

    I was looking at those Wally World Schwinn DelMars. In my area they are now going for $114. That is about the cheapest new bike I am finding. I understand the concern regarding the single-wall rims. Let's say new double-wall rims are $25 apiece, and you reuse everything else (tires, hub, spokes, nipples). So now that gets you up into the $165 range, not counting your time to swap out rims (I've built mountain bike wheels before, so the swap is no big deal for me). Are there any bikes in the Cruiser category that have double-wall rims for $165 or so?

    I'm all in favor of making a few upgrades for safety and some performance, but I'd prefer to not end up with a $400 bike as the basis for this build.

    andy b.
     
  10. Dan

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    Howdy Andy. I personally really like when old threads come back up.

    I built a bunch of wally world cheapos. I love the Point beachs. I have not used the DelMar though. I find they are fine but the wheels and bearing cages are the only real not worth it's. The spokes on them are chinsy. If your gonna swap out the rims, I would suggest whole new wheels. With ChinaGirls and 50cc 4 strokes, they did fine for me and put literally thousands of miles on a few. But ya can never go wrong upgrading your wheels. Just my 2 cents.

    Side note, I find the wally world, cheap tires and brake pads last longer then the more expensive, "good" ones. I have never tried the really high end ones though. Just the LBS mid range ones
     
  11. andy b.

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    Dan,

    Thanks for the reply! I am reading the "New in frame 4 stroke kit in development" thread and all of the info provided by you and tyrslider. You guys are going for EXACTLY what I want in terms of powerplant. I'm sure I'll post over there once I digest all the info. :) I just need to decide on a bike to use for my project.

    andy b.
     
  12. Dan

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    Very cool Andy. Jump on in there. Some really amazing folks. I had wanted that huge engine for a good while for the price but is a great lil motor.

    Thats a good example. The PB its on (179 when I got it at wally world a few years back) Is still holding up. The HF tore the spokes out of every WW rear wheel I put on her. The wheels, cranks (had to go to wide to put a Honda on her) and kick stand are all replacements. The rear wheel on it now was $45 at the LBS and is on 4 or 500 miles with no signs of stress or failure. Single walled and they used my old wally world cluster
    Center stand, kick stands are awesome for our thing! Bent seat post is a must too. Makes for a much more funner ride.
     
  13. andy b.

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    I guess I am jumping. A Schwinn DelMar is in my garage. :) I was riding it around for a few hours today with my kids. I tightened a few spokes and trued up the wheels, but everything else was good. We'll see how it holds up. My usual ride for the past many years has been my Cannondale Super V 900 (aluminum frame, full-suspension if you're unfamiliar). Needless to say, the DelMar is a little different.

    Being the standard impatient American, I am trying to decide what I should do powerplant wise. I know what I want to build with the HF engine, but it will take me some time to gather pieces and build it. In the mean time, I have a bike itching for power. I may stick a Stinger two-stroke on it for now just to play with while I get the HF project together.

    andy b.
     
  14. Dan

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    Know what you mean about being impatient Andy. Have you woken up thinking about a part or how to go about some thing yet? (That's when you know you need a or another MB, snork)

    A few of us are having a contest. Well, not a serious one. Just an among friends, goof around sort of thing. Hope you'll join in. http://motorbicycling.com/f37/hf-contest-any-bike-4-stroke-18912.html Is mostly 4 smokers, but any are welcome.
     
  15. klb6154

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    dude im the cheapest of the cheap i found my bike abandonned on the side of the road and im using it cause the 89 dollar huffy was a piece of crap my bike works good so far but if you are building a cheap bike why buy a new one when on craigs list you can often find bikes that realy arent too bad for as low as 25 bucks now how much proffit is that but i wouldnt sell this one ive built if it breaks its going to be me that is hurt not someone who trusted me to build themm a bike i did trade my last one for 400 worth of ink work but my artist knew what he was getting was going to need work and he has more tools and time than i do i had about 350 tied up into that bike free bike 225 shipping included and about 35 worth of hardware in this one included parts for pipe not done yet but fun factor is priceless to me
     
  16. dan1150

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    seems like everybody has solved this problem, but how do you you deal with the coaster brake, seems like it will be in the way of the sprocket.
     

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